Stories by Jenna Pitcher

  • Q&A: Qantas’ chief IT architect on cloud computing

    <b>Chris Seller is Qantas’ chief IT architect and head of Operations for its Corporate Services and Technology division. He has held senior IT roles at Qantas for more than a decade. They include a stint as head of IT for its Jetstar subsidiary. Seller took some time out recently to speak about Qantas’ cloud computing strategy and the issue in general.

  • HTC Aria debuts on Optus

    Consumer electronics giant, HTC, has launched its latest Android-based smartphone handset in Australia, the Aria, with exclusive distribution through Optus starting from mid-October.

  • Tasmanian schools trial iPads

    The Tasmanian Department of Education and Training has revealed more than 30 iPads are being trialled in a number of schools across the state. There are also plans in the works to also examine the potential for Android- and Windows-based tablets to be used as an education device.

  • 50 iPads to be trialled in Queensland schools

    Queensland's Department of Education and Training has confirmed centrally controlled trials of 50 iPad devices in two state schools will begin in October. Some schools are also already independently trialling Apple's tablet device, as well as the smaller form factor iPod Touch.

  • Education departments go wild for the iPad

    Schools and universities right around Australia had jumped headfirst into trials of Apple’s hyped iPad tablet as they rush to discover exactly what the device’s use will be in the educational field — sometimes with the support of their overarching education departments, and sometimes without.

  • Conroy: Turnbull just opposes everything

    Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, has returned fire at his new shadow, Malcolm Turnbull, accusing the Liberal heavyweight of mindless opposition on the National Broadband Network issue.

  • Telstra ups customer service offerings

    Telstra today delivered a handful of fixes and updates to its BigPond broadband services to include faster shaped speeds, transferrable email addresses, free customer service calls and up to 15 free mailboxes.

  • Telstra teases Windows Phone 7 release

    Telstra and Microsoft gave journalists tantalising glimpses this week of how and when the software giant’s upcoming range of Windows Phone 7 handsets might launch in Australia — but without adding any real substantive meat to their local launch plans.

  • Gillard Govt dips into $1 billion Gershon honey pot

    A re-elected Gillard Labor Government will put its hand into the $1 billion dollar Gershon-funded honey pot -- a fund reserved for government Information and Communications Technology (ICT) projects -- to fund other election promises.

  • Aconex wins huge Panama Canal deal

    Australian company, Aconex, has announced a deal that has the potential to put it on the global stage in its role as a provider of software as a service-based project collaboration solutions to the construction and engineering sectors.

  • Prices announced for new Macs

    Apple has released Australian pricing on its refreshed iMac and Mac Pro lines, as well as a new multi-touch trackpad peripheral. However, it has not yet announced Australian pricing for its new 27" LED display, saying only that "international" pricing would be available in September.

  • Which Victorian schools will get iPads?

    Victorian Education Minister, Bronwyn Pike, has revealed the full list of seven Victorian Government schools - five colleges and two primary schools - and one children's hospital that will participate in the state's iPads in education trial.